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Obituary: Luck Lee Cox


Luck Lee Cox, 96, of Hot Springs passed peacefully August 9, 2021. Born in Texarkana, Texas to the late Oscar and Effie Lee Cox, Luck was one of the greatest generation. Though he rarely spoke of the war, Luck proudly served in the 13th Armored division of the United States Army during World War II.

Luck Lee Cox
(11/07/1924 – 08/09/2021)

In 1948, he graduated from Baylor with a degree in accounting. An Army buddy told Luck that Dierks Forest Products in Kansas City was hiring and as Luck would have it, he was soon newly hired and living in a boarding house in Kansas City.

The weather in Kansas was so different than Texas that Luck was ready to pack up and go home. Luckily for him and Mary, he couldn’t afford the train ticket back to Texas From an upstairs window in the boarding house, Luck spotted a new boarder, Mary, exiting her father’s car. Luck quickly made his way downstairs to assist with her bags and Mary almost as quickly let him know she had a boyfriend. Luck and Mary were married in 1954. Together they share more than 65 years of friendship, faith and family.

Luck started his career in lumber at Dierks and eventually landed in Hot Springs with Weyerhaeuser before branching out on his own with Cox Lumber Company. He was successful, but after some minor health issues was forced into an early retirement- at 93!

Luck will be missed most by his sons Jeff (Robin) and Gary (Cory) Cox; grandchildren Clint, Valerie, and Jared Cox; sister, Helen Ordner; and church family at First United Methodist.

He was greeted in Heaven by his wife, Mary, and brother, Ralph Cox.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks those who knew and loved Luck to remember First United Methodist Church.

A Visitation will be held at Gross Funeral Home at 1pm, Saturday, August 14, 2021 with a Memorial Service officiated by David Wilson beginning at 2pm.

The family would like to thank West Shores, Kindred Hospice, At Home, and especially his caregiver, Linda from At Home for their care and kindness during Luck’s transition.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Cox family.

Source: Gross Funeral Home